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Vivint is a great choice for homeowners looking to protect their home and enjoy the latest in smart home technologies. Their systems offer the convenience of smart home automation with the reassurance of 24/7 professional monitoring. Many homeowners might also qualify for a $0 activation fee, so lets take a deeper look at Vivint’s Home Security packages to see if they are the right choice for you and your family…
Overview of Vivint Services:
Plans Available: Home Security, Video Cameras, Remote Access, Smart Home Automation
Pricing: Prices are based on individual packages
- Smart Security: (The Basic Plan) $29.99
- Smart Home: (Best for Home Automation) $39.99
- Smart Home Video: (Best option if you want video surveillance) $44.99
Length of Contracts: Multi-Year Contract Lengths
National Coverage: 50 States
Service Fees: $99-$199 (free for qualified buyers)
Equipment Costs: Typically, around $599 (Financing available)
- 24/7 monitoring and surveillance
- State of the art Smart Home Devices
Features: What kind of Services does Vivint offer?
Vivint Smart Security Package – $29.99/month
Basic Security Package that includes door and window sensors.
Vivint Smart Home Package – $39.99/month
The Smart Home Package is where you start to get more “ad-ons” like the doorbell cameras, tablet-size displays for inside your home, and other cool features.
Vivint Smart Home Video Package – $44.99/month
This package includes the best features of the Smart Home Package but also includes full video surveillance options for added security and peace of mind.
NOTE: All plans include 24/7 home monitoring services
All Vivint equipment is professionally installed, ensuring you the highest quality security experience. All Vivint equipment is 100% cellular, which is one of the most effective and secure connections for any security system. There is also a Wifi option for all equipment. All equipment can also be taken with you if you move, unlike comparable high tech security systems such as ADT.
Vivint has a great reputation for crisis-response time and care for their customers. They are also known for having strong customer service as well.
App access for All
Vivint gives access to the mobile app for all of its users – even on its lowest-level plan. App access should be an automatic feature but some companies make you subscribe to higher-level plans before they will offer it.
If you want to use your voice to arm and disarm your system, or perform any number of specific
commands, Vivint works with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant.
Vivint also offers smart home devices for purchase. These include the Element smart
thermostat, smart lock, smart plug, and plenty of smart environmental sensors like smoke detectors and flood sensors.
How to get Started:
To get started, call to speak with a Vivint representative. The rep will discuss equipment options and will help you choose a monitoring plan. They will schedule an installation appointment, which can be done a few days out, but they also offer same-day installation if you ask.
Call a Vivint Rep Today: 855.407.0776
Things to Consider:
Similar to ADT and many other Security Providers, Vivint will have a professional come to your home and install the products and packages that you select during your free consoltation. They will come to your home to install, connect and confirm that all of your sensors, cameras and mobile apps operate correctly before they leave. They will also provide instructions on the use and maintenance of all systems. Typical installation fees cost between $99-$199 for your household, but make sure to ask your consultant when on the phone with them before setting up the installation.
Equipment costs vary based on the package you choose and any custom additions you might prefer (like extra sensors for example). Standard equipment costs generally start at around $599 total, but there are often times special promotions and financing options available with Vivint so make sure to explore all of your options when consulting with one of their professionals.
The Final Call:
Vivint has a great reputation when it comes to their crisis-response time and the calm nature of their professionals who help screen any emergency calls from their customers. If you ever have to call in a crisis, then you will be in good hands with Vivint.
If you’re looking for an easy-to-operate smart home/security combo with room to expand in the future and top-notch ongoing customer service, Vivint is a good company to start with. It’s professionally installed, but its equipment and monitoring plan prices are still more than what you’d pay at some other companies. As far as traditional security companies go, Vivint is a solid choice for full home security and home automation.